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Genealogy Roadshow looking for Meath stories

Wednesday, 21st November, 2012 1:00pm

Story by John Donohoe
Genealogy Roadshow looking for Meath stories

Derek Mooney wth The Genealogy Roadshow at Slane Castle last year.

Genealogy Roadshow looking for Meath stories

Derek Mooney wth The Genealogy Roadshow at Slane Castle last year.

Hosted by Derek Mooney, RTE's genealogy series The Genealogy Roadshow is returning to screens next year and once again they are keen to help as many people as possible find their place in history. They will be making a programme in Meath and are looking for participants.

Last year The Roadshow's crack historical and genealogical team helped hundreds of ordinary people trace their family's roots and discover extraordinary stories from their past. The Collins family from Boston were reunited with long lost relations in Co Galway, the experts helped Paul Duffy from Meath trace the owner of a mysterious 1858 passport and they even found evidence of a link between Glen Webb from Dublin and the Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.

You may be related to famous names of our colonial past like Edmund Burke or Arthur Wellesley, better known as the Duke of Wellington. Or perhaps you've heard of a family link to a Hollywood icon or a sporting legend. There are revolutionary heroes like Robert Emmet and Anne Devlin. Do you suspect that you could be a descendant? And then there are literary idols like Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. Have you been told that you are related?

But it's not just family connections to politicians, entertainers or sports personalities that they can help prove? Perhaps you have always wondered whether one of your relations was involved in a dramatic part of local or national history? Perhaps you need help in tracing a missing branch of the family or you have a mysterious family document, heir loom or object that you just can't explain. If there is any kind of mystery in your family tree, then the team of experts can help you solve it.

Tell them the story and they will search for the evidence.

People who are interested in finding out more should contact genealogy@bigmountainproductions.com or call Ciara on 04830834046

Or go to www.bigmountainproductions.com for a form.

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